Her husband abandoned her 30 years ago when her son was 2.5 years and daughter was 1 year-old. Since then, she has worked as cleaning staff in different hospitals, raising her children with her earnings.
Chithra used her savings to get her daughter married, who went on to have a son. The marriage was rocky and Chitra's daughter committed suicide 6 years ago, leaving behind a 2.5 years old child, who Chithra now supports.
Chithra’s son has seriously impaired vision, rendering him almost blind. He hold the temporary position of an attender at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. His earnings are negligible.
Chithra single-handedly supports her 9 year old grandson, her ailing mother and her own son.
She has spent years saving up for a home, which is now at risk of being lost of she cannot raise 2.5 Lakhs by the end of the month. She has already taken loans with rather high interest rates and has mortgaged her valuables. Most of her salary goes into clearing the interest.
Helping her secure this home would give Chithra and her dependents some respite from what has already been a terribly uphill struggle.